Taipei: Taiwan’s leading shipbuilder CSBC has recently finished development of design for ice-class containerships. It has also developed semi-submersible crane vessel designs of up to 65,000 dwt.
CSBC is understood to have already received a number of inquiries for its ice-class boxship design. Among those paying close attention to opening up of the Arctic to international shipping is the island’s number one shipping line, Evergreen. Weathernews, a Japanese service provider, has a Polar Routeing service which was inspired in part by long-time customer, Evergreen. [16/09/14]